Voyage to the intersection of Asia and Europe
Istanbul is supremely exotic, warmly welcoming, and quite unique—after all, where else can you tour Europe and Asia on the very same afternoon?
Must sees include Haghia Sophia, decorated in 30 million tiny mosaic tiles, the greatest church in Christendom for 1,000 years, then a mosque and now a museum; and Topkapi, palace of sultans, complete with harem quarters.
And of course shopping in the Grand Bazaar, a medieval version of a mall, for unusual gifts to take home, stopping along the way in a café for a cup of Turkish coffee or mint tea.
This magnificent mosque is a truly marvellous architectural achievement, with six distinctive minarets, Byzantine ivory work, grand domes and its interior gleaming with 20,000 tiles, shimmering in the reflection of the sun.
Serving the Ottoman Sultans for over three centuries, this former imperial palace is now a museum. See the Topkapi Diamond, gold, jade, and other historical treasures in the Imperial Treasury.
This extensive tour covers major city's highlights and a traditional Turkish lunch.
The Hippodrome, St. Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Topaki Palace, and the Grand Bazaar will all be explored, revealing Istanbul's connections between Europe and Asia.About Land Discoveries + Book Now +
Istanbul, Turkey At a glance